Stephen Edwin King Net WorthReal Name: Stephen Edwin King
Date of Birth: 09/21/1947
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine
2017 Net Worth: $400 Million
2016 Earnings: $17 Million
Profession: Author, actor, screenwriter, columnist, television producer
Stephen King Biography
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in September of 1947. When King was only 2, his father left to get cigarettes and never returned. The family moved several times finally returning to Durham, Maine so his mother could help care for his grandparents. King once saw a friend hit and killed by a train, although he claims he does not remember the event, his family states that he was in shock and they believe that this might be the reason for his macabre works.
King began writing for fun while still in high school including a short story called I Was a Teenage Grave Robber. He graduated from Lisbon Falls High School and attended the University of Maine graduating with a BA degree in English in 1970. He began talking odd jobs to pay for his studies and began selling short stories to men’s magazines. He finally got a teaching job at Hampden Academy in Maine but continued writing short stories and working on ideas for books.
It was his 1973 novel Carrie that was first accepted by a publishing house. He received a $2,500 advance for Carrie and his paperback rights later earned him $400,000. King has since gone on to write numerous best-selling books, many of which have been made into successful films, including Cujo, Needful Things, The Dark Tower, The Shining, Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery, just to name a few. He has won more than 50 literary awards and although he considered retiring from writing after a serious car accident, he has continued to write. He also loves making small appearances in the movies made from his films.
King and his wife have 3 spacious homes, one in Bangor, Maine, one in Lovell, Maine, and they frequently spend winters in their waterfront mansion in Sarasota, Florida. King has a current net worth of $400 million and is still writing new books, including a sequel to The Shining called Doctor Sleep.